floAuction - In-game auction software


floAuction provides a powerful chat based auction system with many options to help control "spam" and scams and many customizable features making it perfect for any server. Help support development of floAuction: Donate

Notable Features!

floAuction has too many customizable features to reasonably put on the main page here, but here's a list of notable ones.

  • Full language customization, even (with the use of WhatIsIt) item names themselves.
  • Auction house, silent auctions, sealed auctions, countdown suppression, individual opting-out of all auctioning, and many other "spam" limiting features!
  • Reserves funds (i.e. removes them from the player account), ability to disable auctioning damaged and renamed items, full item details displayed, and other abuse and scam prevention features!
  • Percent of winnings or price per auction taxes, limits on max's and min's of different auction aspects, banned items list and other economy protection features!
  • And, finally ss of the release of floAuction version 3: Auction scopes. The ability to designate world grouping and create multiple auction houses, each with distinct language and config settings.

A list of main features, complete, in progress, planned and under consideration can be found here. Specific per-version history can be found here. And GitHub here.

Important Notes and Disclaimers

  • Before commenting, read the FAQ!
  • This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt, make sure they're installed if you want floAuction to work.
  • floAuction uses PluginMetrics to create pretty graphs and charts on mcstats.org. All the data uploaded to their site is impersonal data, including version numbers of your server and floAuction, hardware capabilities, and ip info. If you are uncomfortable with this, go into your /plugins/PluginMetrics folder, change the "opt-out" value to "true" and restart your server.
  • floAuction version 3 uses gravitylow's Updater functionality. You can disable it in floAuction's config.yml by setting "auto-update" to "false" or disable it for all plugins using that code in the /plugins/Updater/config.yml by setting "disabled" to "true". This Updater functionality contacts Bukkit's servers to determine if an update is available and installs it so.
  • The GitHub for version 2 has moved to 2.x.x-archive as it is no longer under active development. The 2.x.x branch on GitHub is temporarily being used to develop version 3.
  • A number of technical difficulties have corrupted floAuction versions 2.10.0 through 2.10.2, do not use these versions!


Send me a message if you know of any videos I missed here and I'll see about getting them added.


  • /auction - Main auction interface, use "/auction ?" in-game for more information, permissions vary per functionality. Requires permission "auction.bid":
  • /auc - Shortcut for "/auction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /sealedauction same syntax as "/auction" but forces sealed auction. (v2.6.0+)
  • /sauc - Shortcut for "/sealedauction" (v2.6.0+)
  • /bid [bid amount] [max bid] - Bidding, all parameters optional. If [bid amount] is omitted, bid automatically becomes the current bid + minimum bid increment. In sealed auctions, [bid amount] is required and [max bid] is ignored.


  • auction.start - Allows creation of auctions.
  • auction.bid - Allows bidding on auctions.
  • auction.admin - Allows administrative functions including cancelling current auctions, suspending player's auction capability, pausing and restarting auctions. (default: op)

Setup and Configuration

This plugin requires Vault and WhatIsIt.

Click here to view a detailed list of all config options for floAuction version 2 and how to use them. As of the release of floAuction 3, floAuction 2 will no longer be supported. floAuction 3 has all the features that version 2 has, plus more!

Click here to see detailed configuration and setup details for floAuction 3. It is multiple pages, but if you take the time to go through it, you will discover that floAuction is by far the most powerful auction plugin available for Minecraft.

Development Participation

I sometimes upload development or "alpha" versions of my plugin to a folder on my own website. If you would like to participate in helping me make sure these major changes have been well tested before I make an official release here on Bukkit, feel free to visit http://www.flobi.com/projects/floAuction/files/ and download the most recent version available on that site. Read the readme file there before participating. I recommend against using any of these files for any server where you need to guarantee up-time or functionality, but only on development or test servers. If you choose to use these against this recommendation, do so at your own risk (though technically it's your own risk in any case, lol, I'm not guaranteeing anything).




Sometimes I post development stuff here: https://twitter.com/flobiKenobi

I don't always play Minecraft, but when I do, I play on:

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  • Avatar of ToXicMoZeZz ToXicMoZeZz Aug 28, 2014 at 19:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Yep, there's also an issue when auctioning regular fireworkstars, gives the error i stated the below..

  • Avatar of ToXicMoZeZz ToXicMoZeZz Aug 28, 2014 at 19:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Getting this error when auctioning some items with data values. No idea what the error is...


  • Avatar of BachGamesSS BachGamesSS Aug 25, 2014 at 00:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @Dillzzzzz: Go

    I believe when the auction starts, it reads as "monster spawner". If you type the following command during the auction, you can view more information including the type of the spawner.

    /auc info or /auction info

  • Avatar of Dillzzzzz Dillzzzzz Aug 24, 2014 at 23:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to make this recognise spawner names? It says 'Monster Spawner' and I've seen servers have the name of the spawner when auctioning.

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  • Avatar of xTrippy xTrippy Aug 15, 2014 at 05:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I have a question involving the langauge.yml configuration.

    When an anvil-renamed item is auctioned, the name is not in italics, and the %C5 toggle is not coming up. However, when an item that is enchanted is auctioned (renamed or not), the %C5 toggle comes up.

    I've used the 5 most recent updates for floAuction, and they all seem to reproduce the same problem for me. How would one go about fixing this?

  • Avatar of LizzyTheDJ LizzyTheDJ Aug 15, 2014 at 03:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks. I've made so people can't cancel within so many seconds of the auction ending, but I was hoping for something more along the lines of not being able to cancel after someone's bid on the item no matter the time.

    Is that possible?

  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Aug 15, 2014 at 03:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I am also known as flobi. Aerial Heights

    My plugins: floAuction | WhatIsIt | GoldIsMoney

  • Avatar of incredinex incredinex Aug 15, 2014 at 03:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @hutt132: Go

    No console error? Actually, could you make it a trouble ticket and post the info you just gave, plus any console errors. Thanks for including the version number.

  • Avatar of LizzyTheDJ LizzyTheDJ Aug 15, 2014 at 03:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi :) Just wondering if it's possible to get a config set up to where people can't cancel an auction once someone has bid on it? (Or if it's already there which one it is)

  • Avatar of hutt132 hutt132 Aug 15, 2014 at 02:32 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm using version 3.0.4 and I set broadcast-bid-updates to false in the config. Bidders are not being notified of bid updates when they are bidding or are the previous highest bidder, even though in the config explanation it said it would.


Date created
Mar 30, 2012
Last update
May 30, 2014
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